Andy Murray reaches his sixth straight Roland Garros quarter-final

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The 30-year-old Scot made only one unforced error in winning the opening set and, although he did drop serve late in the second, he broke back immediately to take complete control of the match.

Khachanov had beaten Tomas Berdych and John Isner to make the last 16 but Murray came into the match buoyed by his third-round win over Juan Martin del Potro. "I've come a long way the last 10 days or so". "It's not easy to play on", he added.

Murray converted on his first break point chance and confidently went on to serve the set out to love.

Another break opportunity arrived early in the second set after another couple of rogue forehands and Khachanov ceded the advantage with a double fault.

He felt he stepped up another level against Khachanov, saying: "I think this was probably the best I have played overall". "I sill feel the ankle some times but I am able to run".

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He said: "It was a bad tragedy in London, also in Manchester".

He proved too experienced for Karen Khachanov, defusing the power of the 21-year-old Russian to win 6-3 6-4 6-4.

2015 victor Stan Wawrinka beat 15th seed Gael Monfils, 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2, to earn a ninth win from 10 meetings with French opponents.

South African Anderson, who beat Britain's Kyle Edmund in the third round, was 6-3 3-0 down to Cilic when he pulled out.

Mofils's exit means France's hopes of ending their 34-year-search for a men's champion at Roland Garros will extend into at least 2018.

Wawrinka, the third seed, booked a place in the quarter-finals for the fourth time with a comfortable 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 win over Gael Monfils, the last French player in the men's draw.

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While Murray remembered his loss to Kei Nishikori in the US Open last year, somewhat hilariously Nishikori had no recollection of the encounter, and give that Murray beat him later in the year at the World Tour Finals, there will be an element of revenge.

"I lost my mind, after 6-0 down I knew I had to change something", said Nishikori. I think I played the best match here in Roland Garros against Carla, which always was a tough match. "Sorry that I don't remember much".

The eighth-seeded Nishikori will face the world No. 1 at Roland Garros tomorrow.

Wawrinka took a medical timeout midway through the second set, laying down on the sideline and getting massaged by a trainer, but then played well the rest of the way, using his sweet-swinging one-handed backhand to great effect.

Cilic was leading 6-3, 3-0 after just 48 minutes when Anderson called it quits.

Also making it through was Stan Wawrinka, as the 2016 champion got past home favourite Gael Monfils in straight sets.

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